Burlington, VT (PRWEB) July 18, 2014
Marathon Health, Inc. today announced its partnership with the Keller Independent School District to provide onsite health services for 2,400 district employees.
Keller ISD, which encompasses portions of nine cities in northeast Tarrant County, is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state of Texas, and includes 39 elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools. Enrollment has more than doubled during the past 10 years alone and is expected to rise to more than 40,000 during the next decade. Using its MedicalHome@Work™ model, Marathon Health will provide onsite total population health management, including primary care, health assessments, health coaching, and disease management to district employees.
After a thorough vetting process, Keller ISD contracted with Marathon Health as part of an overall effort to increase participation in primary and preventive care services, improve health risk profile, and reduce healthcare costs. Marathon Health’s total population health management model moves away from ‘sick care’ toward a solution focused on the whole person, not just their symptoms. The model is designed to help individuals across the health continuum maintain or improve their health status, while at the same time helping employers reduce the increasing burden of healthcare costs.
Keller ISD Superintendent Dr. Randy Reid said providing high standards of health care benefits and wellness programs for teachers and staff ultimately has a significant impact on student success.
“We want our employees to have the opportunity to be their healthiest, and we are excited about this partnership with Marathon Health to bring onsite employee health services to our District,” Reid said. “The less time spent away recovering from illness means the more time spent in the classroom or office working to provide exceptional educational opportunities for our students.”
Marathon Health CEO Jerry Ford said the MedicalHome@Work™ solution is a proven health management model and an approach ideal for school districts.
“What we do “best” is care for patients, improve health, give employers and their employees the ability to realize savings, provide access, and provide the right care at the right time,” Ford said. “We will work with the Keller ISD teachers and staff at times most convenient for them to deliver care and guide them as they pursue a healthier lifestyle.”
About Marathon Health
Marathon Health of Winooski, VT, offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for high cost chronic conditions. Marathon Health supports its unique model with an eHealth Portal delivering medical content, interactive diet and fitness tools, a personal health record, and an electronic medical record to manage care. For more information, please visit http://www.marathon-health.com.